NEW YORK HAS A NEW LAW MAKING IT SAFER TO USE CROSSWALKS
- Slow down or stop for pedestrians crossing any part of the crosswalk.
- Crosswalks can be marked or unmarked at corners and intersections.
- Slow down or stop for pedestrians crossing 4 or 6 lane roadways.
- For separated/divided roads, slow down or stop only on your side of the road.
- Trucks/Buses slow down or stop.
- Bicyclists slow down or stop.
TIPS FOR SHARING THE ROAD
- Watch for pedestrians near the roadway.
- Slow or stop for pedestrians using crosswalks.
- Slow or stop for pedestrians when turning right or left.
- Use Care if another car slows/stops for a pedestrian.
- Look For pedestrians walking in the road without sidewalks.
- Follow all signals, signs and stripes at crosswalks.
- Know that pedestrians with dark clothes are hard to see at night.
- Don't speed or park where pedestrians use crosswalks.
Funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.